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Morphine Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Take Morphine?

You should not take morphine if you:
  • Are allergic to morphine sulfate, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients. If you are allergic to other narcotics or opiates, you may also be allergic to morphine.
  • Have significant respiratory depression (slow or ineffective breathing due to a variety of causes) that is untreated.
  • Have severe asthma or are having an asthma attack.
  • Have high levels of carbon dioxide in the blood (hypercarbia).
  • Have a bowel obstruction (paralytic ileus).

Warnings and Precautions With Morphine: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which morphine should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific ones that may apply to you.
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